Bob Walsh, a St. Louis native, saw an unmet need in the central corridor of St Louis County. Bob wanted to offer locally and regionally sourced, organic products to residents of the heart of the St Louis community. He also sought to meet the need of exceptional customer service, which is traditionally lacking in Big Box stores.
In April 2004, Bob opened University Gardens, converting a 3 bay gas station into an urban Garden Center.
Bob’s career includes 35 years in industrial and agricultural sales. He has a Science degree in Horticulture, is a former Board Member of U City in Bloom, is a member of the Landscape & Nursery Association of Greater St. Louis, and gives back to the community as a horticultural volunteer for Forest Park Forever.
Bob is newly married to lovely wife Rita, and has 4 grown children, all boys!